Five letterwinners return to a Storm Lake boys tennis team that finished 4-7 a year ago.
The list of returnees includes No. 1 player Polin Vithayasab, No. 2 player Phoxay Saengchanpheng, No. 3 player Jon Ellwanger, No. 4 player Matt Henson and No. 5 player Phim Srimeuang.
Srimeuang was 7-2 last year, while Saengchanpheng was 9-5.
Senior Allen Hinkle is in line for the No. 6 singles position. Freshman Vinny Saenchanpheng, and sophomores Sank Mounethep and Erik Borke are all showing promise.
Storm Lake coach Ron Netten, who enters his 19th year, talked about the Tornadoes' keys for success this season.
"Our boys need to keep their focus on improvement, building their game from fundamental strokes of solid groundstrokes, consistenty and intensity," he said.
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